The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1795 continues to top the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction, keeping its No. 1 spot for the third consecutive week. Simona Ahrnstedt’s just published The Queen of the Night enters the e-book list at No. 4.

‘Dog Park’ featured amongst Oprah’s Best Translated Books of 2021

As Oprah Winfrey lists her picks for the 21 Best Translated Books of 2021, Sofi Oksanen’s Dog Park is featured on the list.

‘Dead Leaves’ published in Sweden

When the blues artist Nils loses his father, he’s unable to make it to the funeral. A few weeks later, Nils finally travels back to the small town, By, and the memories he left behind twenty-five years earlier. By is a magical place, with hop fields, mining pits and the eccentrics who live there.

It is also where Nils meets his aging mother again. Her and the butterflies she loves, butterflies which can camouflage themselves as dead leaves.

Tom Malmquist’s Dead Leaves is a warm and willful novel about finding your way home.

Jonas Gardell commended in Pär Lagerkvist’s memory

Jonas Gardell has been bestowed with Växjö Municipality’s Literature Prize in Pär Lagerkvist’s Memory 2021. The award was established in 2011 with the purpose of highlighting outstanding authorships in the spirit of Pär Lagerkvist and is handed out biannually. Gardell is praised with the following motivation: ”An authorship that with its strong anchoring in contemporary structures and historical roots alike, actualizes eternal fundamental moral issues and provides a voice to the vulnerable and those repeatedly rendered invisible.”

The award ceremony will take place on November 4th at the Växjö City Library.

Niklas Natt och Dag No. 1 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s third and final part of the Bellman noir trilogy, 1795, stays put at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for the second consecutive week, claiming the top position in hardcover, audio and e-book this week.

‘Knocking’ to premiere in Sweden

Following its world premiere in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival, Frida Kempff’s Knocking has opened in US cinemas to great acclaim. The movie will be released in Sweden on November 5. 

Knocking, based on Johan Theorin’s short story Knocks, revolves around a woman who moves into a new apartment after a tragic accident and begins to hear a disturbing knocking, which sounds like a call for help or a message in Morse code. She confronts her neighbours as the knocking intensifies but it becomes clear that no one else can hear it.

“Gripping from first scene to last.”
– The Hollywood Reporter 

“With Knocking, Kempff masterfully crafts the slow steady decline of a mind on edge. /…/ A real masterclass of building tension and character work. /…/ All will be kept on the edge of their seat.” 
– The Hollywood News

“Knocking is a Aronofsky-like knockout.”
– Pajiba

“A stifling, claustrophobic nightmare. /…/ A smouldering slow-burn of a movie that will linger in your mind for some time.” 
– Starburst Magazine

“A sharp debut. /…/ Strikingly atmospheric cinematography and an intense central performance.” 
– Screen Daily

Katrine Engberg winner of the Martha Award

Katrine Engberg is the winner of the danish literature prize the Martha Award 2021. The Martha Award is the largest book retailer award in Denmark, voted by the public and handed out annually by Bog & Idé. Previous winners include Jussi Adler-Olsen, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King.

‘The Queen of the Night’ published in Sweden

Kate Ekberg is a star. She has single-handedly created the immensely popular night club Kate’s, which is on everyone’s bucket list. She’s a glamorous, tough, and savvy business woman. But no one knows that she is also in the grip of a blackmailer.

Outwardly, Jacob Grim is an uptight bank manager complete with a stern look, double-buttoned suits and sober ties. Ever since a tragedy unfolded ten years back, he has forced himself to suppress all emotions. It’s been working fine, until he comes across a desperate Kate.

Something occurs in the meeting of these opposites: the charismatic nightclub icon and the closed-off bank man. They are thrown into a whirlwind passion that changes everything and suddenly there’s a promise of something more. If they dare to do the most difficult thing: be vulnerable.

The Queen of the Night is a feelgood love story about falling for your complete opposite against all odds and re-evaluating everything you thought you knew in the process. The book is the fourth installment in the stand-alone series Opposites Attract.